Broadening the discussion on injustice

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] recent interview in Christianity Today hit me between the eyes. Why We’re Losing the War on Poverty featuring Gary Haugen of the International Justice Mission is a blunt evaluation of our efforts to fight injustice, specifically sex trafficking. Continue reading Broadening the discussion on injustice →

Does God play dice with the universe?

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lbert Einstein’s famous, variously repeated quote is, “God does not play dice with the universe,” or as some have it, “the world.” Not all physicists, as it turns out, hold that view. Continue reading Does God play dice with the universe? →

FDA regulations on flies, maggots and our food

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ow many fly eggs and maggots can you tolerate in your food? One, five, ten, more? If you sit down to lunch at your favorite restaurant and notice a bunch of wiggly white critters exploring your spaghetti will you go back for seconds? Continue reading FDA regulations on flies, maggots and our food →

4 observations when leading through change

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]anagement genius Peter Drucker wrote in Management Challenges for the 21st Century:

Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes — it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm.

Fewer things are more difficult than leading an organization through change. Leading through change in periods of upheaval should come with battle pay. Good transitional leadership is priceless. To borrow from Jim Collins it should have a Level 5 designation all its own. Continue reading 4 observations when leading through change →

Wendell Berry on personal responsibility

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]any people champion personal responsibility when it is absent in others. But what about personal, personal responsibility? Continue reading Wendell Berry on personal responsibility →

10 Random Thoughts–01.02.14

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]peech is not free if the government allows corporations to do its suppressive dirty work. When speech is systematically stifled by suspensions, warnings, firings or rebukes, it is functionally as effective as an arrest. Continue reading 10 Random Thoughts–01.02.14 →

One atheist challenged by the faith of prostitutes and junkies

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen American Christians say Jesus is the savior of prostitutes, druggies and thieves, I daresay this is not what they have in mind… Continue reading One atheist challenged by the faith of prostitutes and junkies →

Twas the morn after Christmas

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nd another Christmas is gone.

I have a vague memory of being at my Granny’s and PawPaw’s house on a Christmas day. We had driven over from my Nana’s and Granddaddy’s house, which was not unusual. We spent many a Christmas away from our own house. Continue reading Twas the morn after Christmas →

Random thoughts about Christmas

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether or not a person recognizes the Christ-centered nature of Christmas, the virtuous ideals displayed during the season–generosity, love, peace, family, compassion, serving others–are a microcosm of the kingdom of God. Continue reading Random thoughts about Christmas →

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem [IMAGES]

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nd Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David…

Luke’s Gospel, 2:4 (HCSB)

How things have changed since Joseph’s and Mary’s journey.